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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 25, 2010 11:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

Hey CC .

I would trade all my shows ( '87 - '95 ) for some of this repetition of '69 . All day , and nighttime long .
Each era has it's own magic , and I tend to let folks like what they like . I mean , a lot of this attraction has an emotional component , and who am I ?
However there are some things we can quantify .
'69 blows '77 , '81 , '82 and most all other years away . By a wide margin . It's up there w/ '68 for example .
Now each year has its epic(s) . Lots of '77 fans , cool . '81 , best NYE show ? A good one anyways . '82 , F-R-O-S-T .

Here are some Prime Grade A+ '69 cuts ,

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-05.sbd.miller.18701.sbesok.shnf

and dhMonte on transfer here ,

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-23.sbd.barry.patched-fixed.98927.flac16

And that is just a few in April .

edit - the link to 4-5 is fickle about working .

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-07-26 06:22:34

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 26, 2010 6:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

Well, to me you are almost talking about 2 different bands : The band that evolved into the psychedelic beast of 68-69, then the more song oriented band that came after , and went to the end . Most interviews I have seen/heard with Garcia, he wasn't too happy with the writing of the pre-Workingman's period, it was like a "prelude" . Now, like most of us , I love that stuff, but I think something past 69, more honestly represents the band .
Another case could be made for dividing it roughly 66-80, where every year the band sounds quite different ( new material all the time, changing of band members equipment helped ), and post 80 , where the change is slower . I like the whole history, but that 66 >early Brent period I prefer .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 26, 2010 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

I agree with you, which is partly why, though I love the early 80s, I'd pick 69 over 81. It's not just the energy, drive and intensity; it's also that there are lots more years that are roughly "like 81" than "like 69." It's almost two different bands; the later is present in the earlier, but we can only hear it after the fact.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jul 25, 2010 11:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

micah6vs8:

those are definitly some great pics, the 4/5 show is one of my favorites of '69 (or any year for that matter), and i have just recently discovered the 4/23 show...what a gem. where else are you gonna find a St. Steve>It's A sin>St. Steve for goodness sake!?

and i would personally trade my 2 dead shows (sans Jerry) for anything from 87-95, but it's all relative i guess ;)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 26, 2010 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

OK, it's a deal. You can have two of mine from the 87-95 era for the Dead sans Jerry, since I didn't get to see those. I get to keep my 78-85, though. Got some good ones, but I'm saving up to trade for some 60s and early 70s :-)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 26, 2010 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

CC , no deal . The exchange rate doesn't work well in your favor . It is like Weimar Republic , currency wise , not in your favor . ;)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 26, 2010 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

Not even two shows? Oh, well, he's making a deal with me, anyway. You may beat me out on the 60s-early 70s, though, cuz you're offering ALL your shows. Neither of us have had takers, though. Dang. Someone's hoarding some early era shows, I think, like sugar or nylons in WWII ... stashing them in coffee cans, waiting for the prices to go up ...

The lack of takers may inadvertently answer the question of 81 vs 69, though :-)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 26, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

I think I am in the position of CC , on trying to trade my shows for some '67 -'70 .

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 26, 2010 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

It's User Unknown. I once tried to trade 10-31-91 for any of his pre-1975 shows and he flatly rejected me.

I agree, the younger set is carrying weak currency. Perhaps if I had offered some 1991 JGB, but honestly, I'm not willing to part with those memories.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 26, 2010 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

Well, I'll up the ante. I'll trade a Raven Space for an acid test, if anyone's got a spare one lying around. You won't lose the memories, cuz what would you remember anyway, right? I promise I'll go well-prepared, with a tape deck, so everyone can share. Isn't that appealing now?

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jul 27, 2010 12:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

but at least i know i've got one deal in the works tho...now, where is that time machine??

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 27, 2010 10:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

We are both going to need that time machine , CC

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jul 27, 2010 12:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

yes micah i think you've got some pesos you're trying to unload ;)

c'mon i'll even throw in some Phil and friends, ratdog and about a dosen DSO shows. eh? eh? cause you know i can't do this all day...



This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2010-07-27 07:54:56

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jul 26, 2010 12:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

Hey micah!
Check out this '69 show... It will put a smile on yer face brother! Very loose show. Classic!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-31.sbd.oleynick.76.sbeok.shnf

When I think of "best years" or "best shows" I tend to favor '68, '69' '70 and '72-'74; particularly the "Pigpen Years" from day one through Europe '72. Bound to start a disagreement I know, and I don't mean to. It's only my opinion. Others mileage may vary..

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2010-07-26 07:28:40

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Jul 26, 2010 3:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

69-74 cannot compare to ANY other years Da boyz were bursting with creativity, young energetic and willing to jam out!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 26, 2010 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 69 or 81?

Hurts Me Too on there is great.

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